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Sumeeta hosts Mother's Day event to help cancer survivors

May 18, 2017 09:13 AM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Indian-born Sumeeta Bhatia, a civic leader and a resident of Carmel, Indiana along with her daughters, Janvi and Rhea hosted second annual Mother's Day Charity event at her house to celebrate Mother's Day on behalf of India Association of Indianapolis ( IAI).
The charitable cause was in honor of two mothers who bravely battled cancer. It was a well attended event and more than a hundred women participated and donated generously to benefit the education fund of six children.
A total of $8,243 was collected in charitable donations. The highlights of the event included opening remarks by Sumeeta who serves on various boards and is the chairwoman of India Association of Indianapolis (IAI), inspirational speeches by keynote speakers, charity cheque presentation to the Perdun Family and the Gohal family for their children's education fund and honoring members of the community who are cancer survivors.
With the Bhatia family and India Association of Indianapolis (IAI) bearing the expenses for the event, every dollar of the total amount collected directly benefited the families.
Sumeeta Bhatia said “The power of collective giving"- A big thank you to all who celebrated Mother's Day with us and participated in honoring two mothers who bravely battled cancer. My heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your trust, support and generous donations.”
She appreciated the help of donors who could not attend but funded the charitable cause. Sumeeta, who studied PT at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai, thanked Tricia Short Yoder, Tracy Rush, Christine Steinbock Pauley, Sampat Thaker (Ishita Thaker), Claudia Davis, The Megan Ott Foundation, Madhu Bhargava and Beata Samuel for their recent contributions adding to our giving amount and an ever growing list of sponsors.
A special thank to Luann Snyder for an additional cheque for the Perdun family from the The Megan S. Ott Foundation.
Sumeeta is flooded with congratulary messages. She has been described as 'a lady of tremendous strength and epitome of Humanity for mobilising resources for the cancer stricken families and felicitating cancer survivors.

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